70% Corvina, 25% Rondinella, 5% Sangiovese
So, if you’re in the same position as me (financially that is), Allegrini might have the perfect answer for Amarone-addiction you with their Palazzo Della Torre. It’s not Amarone, but around half the price it’s a comprise I can afford to make, and it provides a very clear benchmark for most other Valpol’s to try and live up to.
This is the kind of wine that needs at least an hour in the decanter (or some serious aerating) before serving. The Palazzo delle Torre showed bags of black cherry, intense blackberry, dark chocolate, well-worn leather, anise and a slight nutmeg and cinnamon spicy character. Beautifully balanced and well-rounded. This “baby Amarone” should be on more restaurant wine lists.
Ideally served in a random Trattoria along the banks of one of Venice’s many canals…but I’ll leave the location up to you…. so pair with roast meats, steak, sausage, red sauce pasta, veal, charcuterie, eggplant, truffles and mushrooms will suffice…
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